Evelyn Sears

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Evelyn Sears
Evelyn Sears, from a 1908 publication
Full name Evelyn Georgianna Sears
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1875-03-09)March 9, 1875
Waltham, MA, United States
Died November 10, 1966(1966-11-10) (aged 91)
Waltham, MA, United States
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open W (1907)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open W (1908)

Evelyn Georgianna Sears (March 9, 1875 – November 10, 1966) was an American tennis player at the beginning of the 20th century.[1]

In 1907, she won the U.S. National Championship women's singles title, after beating Carrie Neely 6-3, 6-2 in the All-Comers final and the default of reigning champion Helen Homans in the Challenge Round. She also won the women's doubles title in 1908 with Margaret Curtis, beating Carrie Neely and Miriam Steever, 6-3, 5-7, 9-7.[2]

She was a cousin of the seven times winner of the men's singles title at the U.S. National Championship Richard Sears.

Grand Slam finals

Singles (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1907 U.S. National Championships Grass United States Helen Homans default
Runner-up 1908 U.S. National Championships Grass United States Maud Barger-Wallach 3–6, 6–1, 3–6

Doubles (1 title)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1908 US National Championship Grass United States Margaret Curtis United States Carrie Neely
United States Miriam Steever
6–3, 5–7, 9–7


  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2016). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (3rd ed.). New York: New Chapter Press. p. 496. ISBN 978-1-937559-38-0. 
  2. ^ Grand slam history
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